Richard Bai raised the button to 225,000, and David Kowal three-bet the big blind to 570,000. Bai put out a four-bet to 1.5 million, and Kowal five-bet jammed for around 4.5 million, with Bai snap-calling.
“Again?” Kowal said, referencing the previous cooler.
It was a flip this time for the duo, and the flop kept it close, giving Kowal a straight draw to go with his overpair, but Bai added a flush draw.
“End it on the turn!” Bai said.
The turn ended Bai’s pair outs, when the fell on the turn to give Kowal a ten-high straight.
“Not like that!” Bai exclaimed.
Bai needed a diamond to win the Wisconsin State Poker Championship, and the dealer peeled off the river card…
...which was the !
David Kowal was left as our runner-up, and Richard Bai is your Season 8 Wisconsin State Poker Champion!
David Kowal - Eliminated in Second Place ($84,809)